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Transportation Employment Information


Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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Route Delivery Drivers/Salesman Make $700 weekly plus bonuses. Good MVR and Over 21 yrs. Good people skills a must. Call for interview:910-865-3313 or 336-239-8725...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Local Truck Driver needed, 2 yrs. exp. w/ CDL Class A. Home every night, 10-14 hr. workdays. Apply in person at 37 S. Main St., Ste. D, 32696. 352-528-9105...
This position is located in our SC, Hanahan facility 1. Receives and stores materials in a warehouse or storage facility in an organized manner and convenient location for removal when needed. 2. Identify inventory shortages or excessive usage and reports to the Supervisor. 3. Maintain the inventory system to aid in production scheduling. 4. Marks or tags articles as necessary for identificati...
DRIVERS – TRUCKING – CLASS A DRIVERS All New Pay PackagesFor Entry Level, Company Drivers, & Owner OperatorsCompany Driver Pay Increases at All Levels+ $5,000 Sign-on Bonus+ Pet on Your Truck+ Paid Orientation+ Up to .44¢+ Guaranteed Pay= One Great CareerEntry Level Drivers a 20% Increase in Pay+ Tuition Reimbursement+ Paid Orientation+ $4,000 Bonus at 12 Months+ Guaranteed Pay= One Great CareerOw...
REGIONAL, DEDICATED AND LOCAL DRIVING POSITIONS AVAILABLE 22 Years of Age w/ 6 Months of Exp $3000.00 Sign-On Bonus With Class A CDL License We offer: - Guarantee $875.00 Pay for first 12 weeks Mileage Pay up to $.44 CPM - Stop Pay - Drop & Hook Pay - Detention Pay Bonuses for Safety & Clean Inspection - Vacations & Holiday Pay Longevity Bonus paid annually - $1000.00 For additional information, p...
Responsibilities: Manage order – to –invoice cycle for customer orders utilizing SAP system for a respective customer channel or group of specific customers with minimal supervision needed. Represent the Sun Products Corporation in a professional manner by maintaining and enhancing a positive business relationship with customers, sales representatives and brokers. Respond in a timely and effect...
**** $$$1000.00 HOLIDAY SIGN ON BONUS **** QUICK HOLIDAY CASH AVAILABLE GDS EXPRESS HAS OPEN POSITION FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES (Class A CDL Required) DEDICATED REGIONAL STORE DELIVERIES SET SCHEDULE PICK UP & DELIVER TO SAME STORES EARN $1300 - $1500 / WK (EQUATES TO $20/HR) COMPANY BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES - MEDICAL, COMPANY MATCHED 401(k), PAID HOLIDAYS AND VACATIONS Please visit www.gd...
Now HiringIntra-Plant DriversMid Size Trucking CompanyClass A CDL Required Competitive wages/Benefits513-539-4403 First Published in Cox Media Group Ohio Newspapers on Nov 2, 2014...
Now Hiring School Bus Drivers! We need you.​​.​​.​​ and so do the children! - Fully licensed school bus drivers must have transported children in the last 12 months - No experience needed Initial Basic Requirements: - Be at least 21 years of age - Have a valid driver's license - Be able to pass a background investigation and drug test - Anoka - Arlington - Brooklyn Park - Champlin - Mi...
Fleet Manager City of Worthington. Salary $65,436-$82,370. Manages maintenance/repair/purchasing for City fleet. Bachelor's Degree and management exp. preferred. Info and application materials at www.worthington.org Deadline 5:00 p.m. Dec. 15, 2014. The City of Worthington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Staff Management SMX, a leading provider of custom designed staffing solutions for Fortune 500 companies throughout the country, is now hiring for Picking and Packing positions at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bellevue, WA. Immediate Openings for Full-Time Warehouse Associate positions on Day, Night, and Weekend Shifts • Earn up to $12.00/hr. • Paid Training • Weekly Paychecks • Benefit ...
JOB ALERT in Spartanburg Staff Management SMX, a TrueBlue company, is a recognized leader in innovative workforce management solutions that deliver best talent, drive compliance, yield tangible savings and build sustainable value. Staff Management SMX is one of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Global 100 and won Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing Client Award. For more information, please visit our w...
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Are you ready to start working with Staff Management SMX? Staff Management SMX, a leading provider of custom designed staffing solutions for Fortune 500 companies throughout the country, has Warehouse Associate positions available at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Tracy. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for Full-Time Positions on Weekend, Day, and Night Shifts! • Earn $13.00 to $14.00 per hour • Weekl...
DRIVERS NEEDED Central Ohio Contractors is now hiring day and night shift drivers with a class A CDL for rolloff and dump trailer positions. Day shift drivers will haul locally around Columbus and be home every night. Night shift drivers will work 4-5 nights per week and will be paid at a premium rate for doing so. Our company provides excellent salary starting at $17.50 per hour and benefits inc...
REGIONAL, DEDICATED AND LOCAL DRIVING POSITIONS AVAILABLE 22 Years of Age w/ 6 Months of Exp $3000.00 Sign-On Bonus With Class A CDL License We offer: - Guarantee $875.00 Pay for first 12 weeks. Medical Insurance and Prescription on Day 1. Mileage Pay up to $.44 CPM - Stop Pay - Drop & Hook Pay - Detention Pay. Bonuses for Safety & Clean Inspection - Vacations & Holiday Pay. Longevity Bonus paid a...
LONGISTICS TEAM DRIVERS WANTED in Memphis TN, Raleigh NC, Columbus, OH, Atlanta, GA START AT $.54/SPLIT + $.03/SPLIT SAFETY BONUS! 4500-6000 miles weekly 2014/15 Volvos 100% No-Touch Freight Apply online: www.longistics.com or by Phone at 1-800-289-0082 (Press 2) Must have: CDL-A, 1 year OTR verified experience, be at least 25 years old, good MVR and CSA scores This listing brought to you by The ...
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DRIVERS – TRUCKING – CLASS A DRIVERS All New Pay Packages For Entry Level, Company Drivers, & Owner Operators Company Driver Pay Increases at All Levels + $5,000 Sign-on Bonus + Pet on Your Truck + Paid Orientation + Up to .44¢ + Guaranteed Pay = One Great Career Entry Level Drivers a 20% Increase in Pay + Tuition Reimbursement + Paid Orientation + $4,000 Bonus at 12 Months + Guara...

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